2010 was a tough year for me but looking back I have a lot to be thankful for. Firstly the amazing couples I have met. Being part of their wedding was special and I won’t forget any of them. Knowing what my photographs mean to people is one of the main reasons I love this job. And whilst I’m often critical of my work I’m also immensely proud. I’m always looking for that next photograph. Trying to improve on what I have just taken.
Starting my own business has been scary. But I’ve enjoyed it too. A lot. It’s been a challenge and whilst I know I need to pull myself away from work it’s sometimes hard because I enjoy it so much. That’s something I have never had in a 9 to 5 job. I’ve been given targets, goals and appraisals but they have never really meant anything.
Personally I’ve had some ups and downs. I’ve made a few minor mistakes along the way and my family have suffered personal losses. But I got engaged this year in New York too. Crazy. Now planning my own wedding for 2012 (if we can find the right venue.)
I’ve 29 bookings for 2011. For my second year that seems incredibly lucky and I’m still getting enquiries. 2011 will be an incredible journey – I’m looking forward to it and I’m going to give it everything I have.
Here are a few of my memories from 2010. Most of these images haven’t been shown on the blog before.